Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Comment: Re:More hoops before travelling through USA (Score 1) 200

Which is why I said leave and don't come back. Take all of your money with you, and don't rely on an income from a United States based source. The IRS can always "require" you to pay taxes, but can't do much to collect if there's nothing of yours for them to grab.

Comment: Re:Compliance, huh? (Score 3, Insightful) 509

by pete6677 (#49644111) Attached to: What To Say When the Police Tell You To Stop Filming Them

You, and everyone who modded up this ignorant comment, could not possibly be more wrong. Police were a LOT more likely to shoot someone in the 50s then they are now. The public was just not aware of this because there was no video evidence. 50s cops were mostly on the take, and it wasn't even referred to as bribery. It was just part of the perks of the job.

Besides, if the Rosa Parks situation happened today, she would win millions in a wrongful arrest suit.

Comment: Re:Your government at work (Score 2) 336

"Then again, killing civilians indiscriminately with drone strikes as "collateral damage" is pretty barbaric as well."

You are an idiot. The entire purpose of drone strikes is to carry out very targeted killings. If we didn't care about collateral damage and didn't mind indiscriminately killing people, expensive drones would not be necessary. All we'd need is some far cheaper cluster bombs. Maybe some napalm.

"Indecision is the basis of flexibility" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.